Download or read book Pagan Babies written by Gina Cascone and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2003-05-20 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As a child, Gina Cascone would hide under her bed, in the closet, and run away from her parents, hoping somehow to escape her worst fear. But she couldn't hide from the awful truth... She had to go to Catholic school. Do nuns have legs? Is Original Sin the "starter sin" for novices? Can the rosary be said in under fifteen minutes? These are some of the questions that vex young Gina Cascone as she makes her way, grade by grade -- and prayer by prayer -- through the rigors of a Catholic education. All the answers can be found in this hilarious classic of childhood foibles: the traumatic first day of school, the dorky plaid uniform complete with matching beanie, glow-in-the-dark rosary beads, first confession trauma, proper dashboard decor ("Cadillacs got Jesus; Oldsmobiles got Mary"), and the race to save the most "pagan babies," who weren't lucky enough to be born Catholic and American.
Download or read book Pagan Babies written by Elmore Leonard and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-12-29 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A vintage roller-coaster ride from 'the hottest thriller writer in the US' [Time] Father Terry Dunn thought he'd seen everything on the mean streets of Detroit, but that was before he went on a little retreat to Rwanda to evade a tax-fraud indictment. Now the whiskey-drinking, Nine Inch Nails T-shirt-wearing padre is back trying to hustle up a score to help the orphans of Rwanda. But the fund-raising gets complicated when a former tattletale cohort pops up on Terry's tail. And then there's the lovely Debbie Dewey. A freshly sprung ex-con turned stand-up comic, Debbie needs some fast cash, too, to settle an old score. Now they're in together for a bigger payoff than either could finagle alone. After all, it makes sense . . . unless Father Terry is working a con of his own.
Download or read book Ransoming Pagan Babies written by Warren Hinckle and published by Heyday.ORIM. This book was released on 2018-02-06 with total page 594 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Selected works by the muckraking journalist on subjects like San Francisco politics, the murder of Harvey Milk, and the Jonestown tragedy. From his galvanizing exposés in Ramparts magazine to his hand in inventing gonzo, Warren Hinckle upended twentieth-century investigative reporting and gave it new provocation and zest. In the first career-spanning collection of writings by this key figure of American journalism, Ransoming Pagan Babies contains an astonishing thematic sweep: Joseph Mitchell–esque portraits of old San Francisco and its characters; insightful reporting on conflicts in Selma, Northern Ireland, and Vietnam; forays into local politics; and piercing depictions of a Bay Area riven by inequality and assassination. Reading Hinckle drops the reader into the heart of history—and, just as importantly, it’s fun. Hinckle wrote about his subjects with bluster, tenacity, heart, and a desire for adventure and justice. This book is the first to capture his swashbuckling energy and expansive talent in a single volume. “A much-needed, welcome gathering of work by the radical journalist and crusading author. . . . A pleasure for anyone who values lively prose.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Download or read book Pagan Babies written by Greg Johnson and published by Plume Books. This book was released on 1994 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the fleeting optimism of Kennedy's Camelot to the fearsome specter of the age of AIDS, this impressive, powerfully-written debut novel follows the lives of two young people and their stormy relationship that parallels the moral confusion of America over the next 30 years.
Download or read book Citizen Moore written by Roger Rapoport and published by RDR Books. This book was released on 2007 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Investigative reporter Roger Rapoport interviewed over 200 people who played key roles in Michael Moore's life, from the nuns at his boyhood Catholic school to Ralph Nader and other employers - not to mention a seven-foot chicken! For the first time this definitive biography traces the untold story of the 30 years of struggles and failures that led to the "overnight" success of this quintessential late bloomer.
Download or read book The Lives of the Saints and Everything written by Susan Firer and published by Cleveland St U Poetry Cntr. This book was released on 1993 with total page 82 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Pieces of Eight written by Rosalie Maggio and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2010-03-11 with total page 329 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The eight Maggio kids grew up sharing everything from their fear of wild dogs to the neighbors’ watermelon patch. Pieces of Eight takes readers into a world where sibling rivalry is a joke and watching each other’s backs is the norm. The anthology’s sixty-plus stories from their childhood (told with hardly any exaggeration) and e-mail exchanges from today (written with hardly any humor) recount poignant situations, instructive mischief, and rewarding moments. If you’ve always wondered what other families are really like or why some brothers and sisters stay close while others do not, Pieces of Eight: Still Best Friends After All These Years provides some clues along with an entertaining read and some guaranteed smiles.
Download or read book Everything Is True Except the Parts I Made Up written by Ed George and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2009-03-11 with total page 271 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: During the reign of Pharaoh Amenhotep IV, Fred Kopp's image, name and deeds were erased from all obelisks, temples and public monuments in Muscatine, Iowa. This book attempts to rectify that injustice.
Download or read book Raised Catholic written by Ed Stivender and published by august house. This book was released on 1992 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Recounts the author's experiences growing up Catholic in the 1950s and later teaching in the Catholic school system
Download or read book Ursula Hegi The Burgdorf Cycle Boxed Set written by Ursula Hegi and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2011-07-05 with total page 1440 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Burgdorf Cycle Boxed Set by Ursula Hegi brings together her four novels set in Burgdorf, Germany that explore the consequences of Hitler’s reign and the ramifications of World War II.
Download or read book My Shenandoah 1966 written by Andy Ulicny and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2015-08-19 with total page 612 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: My Shenandoah, 1966 was originally planned to merely record an objective local history, but its enthusiastic fans will assure you the book developed well beyond that into a highly readable, engrossing work for everyone. Its ample supply of endearing personal anecdotes and historical peculiarities make this local history quite an entertaining read. The book also makes the jump from mere local appeal by embracing the universal nostalgia of the era we know as The Sixties. The original motive of providing a thorough demography of the Coal Region town of Shenandoah, fifty years before its Sesquicentennial, is achieved. However, the book’s scope is much more universal. It is an accurate picture of a small town America in that Golden Age of our nation’s history; it takes all its readers back on a nostalgic tour of that extraordinary decade known as the Sixties. The first person narrative has two authors in one. You’ll see the Sixties through the innocent eyes of the 9 year old who lived them. Gain his impressions of his education, his views on the town’s diversity and its prejudices. Thrill in the childish enjoyment of life in small town America of this generation. But, realize that child has grown into a 59 year old historian. Explore with him the town and county’s national prominence and historical figures. Look back at the Corner Stores, the Penny Candy, the Supermarkets, the Cars, the Drinking, and the Holidays. Philosophize with him over the changing times. Look back at a firsthand account of America’s most memorable decade and more.
Download or read book Cricket written by James A. Bambrick and published by Trafford Publishing. This book was released on 2014-08-19 with total page 102 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Our parents left us out without fear for our safety and knew little about what we did. The wonderful freedom of discovering the world on your own. Our days were slow and unorganizedperfect for a kid. I wouldnt change a thing. A wonderful youtha gift that lasts a lifetime.
Download or read book Catholics in the Movies written by Colleen McDannell and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2008 with total page 362 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The common admission that "everything I know about religion I learned from the movies" is true for believers as much as for unbelievers. And at the movies, Catholicism is the American religion. As an intensely visual faith with a well-defined ritual and authority structure, Catholicism lends itself to the drama and pageantry of film. Beginning with the silent era of film and ending with movies today, eleven prominent scholars explore how Catholic characters, spaces, and rituals are represented in cinema.
Download or read book Paczki Day written by Bob Dombrowski and published by Page Publishing Inc. This book was released on 2020-11-13 with total page 206 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is a mix of stories about growing up in Detroit, going to Catholic school, and the Polish people in the fifties and sixties. The author tried his best to present everything in this book accurately despite not having a research staff like the famous writers have. He only had himself, his computer, his memory, a big pile of books, and note cards that he painstakingly used to put this story together. As a fireman, one of the things the author learned was that it takes three things to make a fire: air, fuel, and heat. Remove one, and you can’t have a fire. He believes that it takes three things to make everything. Similar to making fire, there are three things that it took to make this book: the city of Detroit, the Catholic Church, and Polish ancestry. If you have one or two or maybe all three of these things, you may like this story. So if your mom wore a babushka, if nostrovia is your toast, if you had a last name that kids made fun of, or if you grew up reading your catechism while looking at church steeples and smokestacks, maybe this book is for you. Bob Dombrowski also wrote, 38 Years: A Detroit Firefighter's Story.
Download or read book 100 Days Closer to Christ written by William C Graham and published by Liturgical Press. This book was released on 2014-03-01 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: We all have moments of grace in our lives, glimpses of God’s presence and God’s mystery. The Word made flesh, God-with-us, inspires these moments and sometimes lets us see and feel that transformation in grace. In 100 Days Closer to Christ, Father William C. Graham invites us to consider these moments and experience the transforming presence of God in our lives. These compelling essays invite you to immersion in joyful hope: dreams, disciplines, and promises; fond embraces and quiet satisfaction; plans and prospects; awe and wonder. The chapters consider moments of grace through encounters that resemble lectio divina, inviting reflections flowing from God’s word or the church’s life of prayer, giving flashes of insight and meaning on a pilgrim’s way. The essays in 100 Days Closer to Christ are meant to inspire thoughtful prayer. Whether they are seasonal or attitudinal, each seeks to stand before Mystery in awe, wonder, praise, and thanksgiving.
Download or read book Stones from the River written by Ursula Hegi and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2011-01-25 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the acclaimed author of Floating in My Mother’s Palm and Children and Fire, a stunning story about ordinary people living in extraordinary times—“epic, daring, magnificent, the product of a defining and mesmerizing vision” (Los Angeles Times). Trudi Montag is a Zwerg—a dwarf—short, undesirable, different, the voice of anyone who has ever tried to fit in. Eventually she learns that being different is a secret that all humans share—from her mother who flees into madness, to her friend Georg whose parents pretend he’s a girl, to the Jews Trudi harbors in her cellar. Ursula Hegi brings us a timeless and unforgettable story in Trudi and a small town, weaving together a profound tapestry of emotional power, humanity, and truth.
Download or read book Malcolm and Me written by Robin Farmer and published by She Writes Press. This book was released on 2020-11-17 with total page 263 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Philly native Roberta Forest is a precocious rebel with the soul of a poet. The thirteen-year-old is young, gifted, black, and Catholic—although she’s uncertain about the Catholic part after she calls Thomas Jefferson a hypocrite for enslaving people and her nun responds with a racist insult. Their ensuing fight makes Roberta question God and the important adults in her life, all of whom seem to see truth as gray when Roberta believes it’s black or white. An upcoming essay contest, writing poetry, and reading The Autobiography of Malcolm X all help Roberta cope with the various difficulties she’s experiencing in her life, including her parent’s troubled marriage. But when she’s told she’s ineligible to compete in the school’s essay contest, her explosive reaction to the news leads to a confrontation with her mother, who shares some family truths Roberta isn’t ready for. Set against the backdrop of Watergate and the post-civil rights movement era, Malcolm and Me is a gritty yet graceful examination of the anguish teens experience when their growing awareness of themselves and the world around them unravels their sense of security—a coming-of-age tale of truth-telling, faith, family, forgiveness, and social activism.